'Carolina Moonlight' false indigo

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of North Creek Nurseries
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'Carolina Moonlight' false indigo (Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight')
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Genus:  Baptisia
This spectacular perennial hybrid has 18-inch-tall spires of buttery yellow flowers in late spring and beautiful blue-green foliage throughout summer. Tough, exceptionally drought tolerant, and extremely long-lived, it's the southern substitute for the much sought-after lupine. 'Carolina Moonlight' has an adaptable, easy-to-grow nature and makes a great companion for other rugged plants such as ornamental grasses.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Buttery yellow flowers and bluish green foliage make this cultivar of our native false indigo a standout. It is very hardy and long-lived.
Care:  Provide full sun and most any soil. Foliage may be sheared or trimmed back after flowering to avoid the possibility of needing to stake the plant.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late fall or early spring. This cultivar does not come true from seed.
Problems:  Nothing serious.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Late Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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